Nacton C of E Primary School

Limitless Learning Nurtured by our Christian Ethos

Reading Expectations

Reading aloud to an adult at home, as well as reading independently, is still important in Years 5 and 6. Although you are now much more independent as readers, reading aloud with an adult will enable them to question you about what you are reading and help develop your comprehension skills such as retrieve, infer, predict, summarise and explain vocabulary choices.


As a school, the expectation is that all children read aloud to an adult at home a minimum of 4 times a week. Your reading record will be collected each Friday to see if you have achieved this, and stamps provided on a chart if you have. When an adult hears you read in school, they will also record this in the reading record.